History Creator / RickMoranis

13th Apr '18 8:18:34 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* ReclusiveArtist: He famously disappeared from acting in the late '90s to become a full-time single father, refusing most any role offered to him, including vocally reprising Louis in ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame''. As mentioned above, he's only willing to spend time away from his family if the role is good enough, as most of the movies he made in the 90s only used him for his recognizably and not for the talents he was getting fewer and fewer opportunities to show off.

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* ReclusiveArtist: He famously disappeared from acting in the late '90s to become a full-time single father, refusing most any role offered to him, including vocally reprising Louis in ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame''. As mentioned above, he's only willing to spend time away from his family if the role is good enough, as most of the movies he made in the 90s '90s only used him for his recognizably recognition and not for the talents talents; he was getting fewer and fewer opportunities to show off.
11th Feb '18 7:17:28 AM costanton11
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* BeamMeUpScotty: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnLzz_hxzxo Partially due to James Rolfe]], Rick is believed to have said, "It just makes no sense to me", in regards to there being a ''Ghostbusters'' remake. While, Rick did say those words, the statement [[ItMakesSenseInContext was taken out of context.]] What he meant was that ''doing a cameo'' didn't make sense, because it would have been nothing more than an in-joke, and thus, pointless.
-->[[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/rick-moranis-reveals-why-he-829779 "I wish them well. I hope it's terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?"]]
* CreatorBacklash: He hated filming ''Streets of Fire'', as director Creator/WalterHill forbade him from improvising, and hated the final product even more as a result.
* ReclusiveArtist: He famously disappeared from acting in the late '90s to become a full-time single father, refusing most any role offered to him, including vocally reprising Louis in ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame''. As mentioned above, he's only willing to spend time away from his family if the role is good enough, as most of the movies he made in the 90s only used him for his recognizably and not for the talents he was getting fewer and fewer opportunities to show off.
* StarMakingRole: Made it big on ''SCTV'' with characters such as Bob [=McKenzie=] and Gerry Todd. And as for the big screen, it's his role as Louis in ''Ghostbusters''.
* TypeCasting: [[http://rickmoranisfanpage.com/Articles/underglass.html His characters range between nerds, sleazes, weasels, geeks, and goofs]]. Keep in mind that the roles are more versatile than you think (in ''Streets of Fire'', for example, he got to play a nerdy JerkWithAHeartOfGold badass.
25th Dec '17 2:32:38 PM ngh93
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18th Dec '17 1:44:35 PM jameygamer
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!!Associated Tropes:
* {{Adorkable}}: Often described as "nerdy", whether as himself, or characters such as [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Louis]] or [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors Seymour]].
* CanadaEh
* CloudCuckoolander: It shows in some interviews.
* DisappearedDad: Averted. Moranis quit his acting career to be there for his kids after his wife died of breast cancer.
* FunPersonified: It shows when he hosted the 2nd episode of the 15th season of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. He gets to dance, play the guitar, play the saxophone, run the camera, help Creator/JonLovitz iron his pants, play with the effects machine, help a woman apply make-up, and deliver a baby (not a real one, though).
* IconicItem: His glasses.
* InsistentTerminology: He insists to this day that he is ''not'' retired, and just hasn't thought any of the projects that have come his way worth the time away from his kids.
* JewishAndNerdy
* NiceGuy
* OlderThanTheyLook: In his 20's and 30's, he looked about a decade or two younger than he actually was. Plus, he portrayed the comic book character Henry (a young boy) in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1og-2Doxs0 this SCTV sketch]].
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Rick is exactly 163 cm, or 5'4'', in height, and spends free time playing hockey.
* SesameStreetCred: Appeared in two ''Series/SesameStreet'' skits in 1996, as well as guest-starring on ''Muppets Tonight''.
* TenMinuteRetirement: His hiatus from acting was supposed to be this--take a little time off to raise his kids and come back later. In that time, however, he found [[CelebrityIsOverrated he didn't really miss it that much]]. He now only does movies when he feels they're worth the extended time away from his family.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses
* TheSouthpaw
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: In interviews over the ''Ghostbusters'' movies, he claims that he is actually afraid of ghosts.
21st Aug '17 4:11:05 AM jormis29
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* ''Brother Bear 2'' (2006)

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* ''Brother Bear 2'' ''Disney/BrotherBear2'' (2006)
8th Jun '17 6:29:41 AM jormis29
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* FunPersonified: It shows when he hosted the 2nd episode of the 15th season of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. He gets to dance, play the guitar, play the saxophone, run the camera, help Jon Lovitz iron his pants, play with the effects machine, help a woman apply make-up, and deliver a baby (not a real one, though).

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* FunPersonified: It shows when he hosted the 2nd episode of the 15th season of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. He gets to dance, play the guitar, play the saxophone, run the camera, help Jon Lovitz Creator/JonLovitz iron his pants, play with the effects machine, help a woman apply make-up, and deliver a baby (not a real one, though).
9th May '17 2:55:41 PM glickmam
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* ''[[Film/StreetsOfFire Streets of Fire: A Rock and Roll Fable]]'' (1984) [[note]]One of his more memorable performances, if for no other reason as he utterly subverts his own stereotype as a pencil-necked geek. He, however, [[CreatorBacklash didn't like the role]] because it forbade him from improvising.[[/note]]

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* ''[[Film/StreetsOfFire Streets of Fire: A Rock and Roll Fable]]'' (1984) [[note]]One of his more memorable performances, if for no other reason as he utterly subverts his own stereotype as a pencil-necked geek. He, however, [[CreatorBacklash didn't like the role]] because it forbade him he was banned from improvising.ad-libbing by director Creator/WalterHill.[[/note]]
13th Apr '17 4:24:08 PM tenryufan
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* BeamMeUpScotty: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnLzz_hxzxo Partially due to James Rolfe]], Rick is believed to have said, "It just makes no sense to me", in regards to there being a ''Ghostbusters'' remake. While, Rick did say those words, the statement [[ItMakesSenseInContext was taken out of context.]] What he meant was that ''doing a cameo'' didn't make sense, because it would have been nothing more than an in-joke, and thus, pointless.
-->[[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/rick-moranis-reveals-why-he-829779 "I wish them well. I hope it's terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?"]]



* CreatorBacklash: He hated filming ''Streets of Fire'', as he was forbidden from improvising, and hated the final product even more as a result.



* ReclusiveArtist: He famously disappeared from acting in the late '90s to become a full-time single father, refusing most any role offered to him, including vocally reprising Louis in ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame''. As mentioned above, he's only willing to spend time away from his family if the role is good enough, as most of the movies he made in the 90s only used him for his recognizably and not for the talents he was getting fewer and fewer opportunities to show off.



* StarMakingRole: Made it big on ''SCTV'' with characters such as Bob [=McKenzie=] and Gerry Todd. And as for the big screen, it's his role as Louis in ''Ghostbusters''.



* TypeCasting: [[http://rickmoranisfanpage.com/Articles/underglass.html His characters range between nerds, sleazes, weasels, geeks, and goofs]]. Keep in mind that the roles are more versatile than you think (in ''Streets of Fire'', for example, he got to play a nerdy JerkWithAHeartOfGold badass.
9th Apr '17 12:38:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer And The Island Of Misfit Toys'' (2001)

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* ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer And The Island Of Misfit Toys'' (2001)
18th Jan '17 4:25:30 PM Xtifr
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'''Frederick Alan "Rick" Moranis''' (born April 18, 1953) was born to a Jewish family in Toronto, Ontario. As a boy, he spent his summers at Camp New Moon, located in Baysville, Ontario, north of his native Toronto. During his last summer as a camper, Moranis achieved his Master Canoeist's award, qualifying him to teach canoeing.

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'''Frederick Frederick Alan "Rick" Moranis''' Moranis (born April 18, 1953) was born to a Jewish family in Toronto, Ontario. As a boy, he spent his summers at Camp New Moon, located in Baysville, Ontario, north of his native Toronto. During his last summer as a camper, Moranis achieved his Master Canoeist's award, qualifying him to teach canoeing.
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